ATP Umag & Bastad Tournament Analysis & Free Tennis Tips

João Mourato

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 5:20 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019 5:20 PM UTC

Can Borna Coric win his first Croatia Open title in Umag?

<div><h2>ATP Umag – Home Favourite</h2><p>Borna Coric, who is yet to win the Croatian Open, comes back to Umag for the first time since his quarter-finals defeat against Roberto Bautista Agut in 2015. The world No.14 was one of the main contenders to lift the trophy two years ago but had to withdraw before the start of the tournament due to a neck injury. Coric was also forced to skip Wimbledon for the first time since he became a professional player due to a back injury two weeks ago. Nevertheless, the 22-year-old should be fully recovered from his recent physical problems and will try to become the first Croatian player to win the title at Croatian Open since Marin Cilic in 2012.</p><p>Coric will open his Umag campaign on Thursday against Salvatore Caruso. The Italian qualifier has enjoyed a breakthrough year on the ATP Tour, reaching the third round of a Grand Slam event for the first time in his career at Roland Garros. Adding to this, Caruso has also been in good form on this event with 7-5, 6-0 win over Corentin Moutet in the previous round. Coric is the better player and the bookmakers are expecting a solid performance with the Croatian as the main favourite <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 1.30 (3/10) with Bet365</a>. However, it’s impossible to find any value on his current tennis betting odds after almost one month away from the tour.</p><p>Despite the lack of value on Borna’s moneyline against Caruso, placing a small stake on his outright <a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Betfred &amp; Start Playing Today!">at 5.00 (4/1) with Betfred</a> is an interesting approach for this tournament. Coric was handed a very kind draw in Umag and has a great opportunity to reach the Croatian Open final. Looking now at the other half of the draw, Fabio Fognini is the No.1 seed and main contender to lift the trophy. The Italian is one of the most talented players on the ATP Tour but always unreliable on these ATP 250 events, which makes Coric’s outright an interesting bet for this tournament.</p><p><a href=";a=f339dce1-88de-4994-ab6a-c24e019bdf3b&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%;height:38px" /></a></p><h2>ATP Bastad – Player to Keep an Eye</h2><p>Juan Ignacio Londero made history earlier this year at the Cordoba Open. The 25-year-old had never won a tour-level match before the tournament but that didn’t stop him from capturing his maiden ATP Tour title at his hometown. Londero won five consecutive matches in Cordoba to became the first player since Steve Darcis in 2007 to win his first title in the same tournament in which he won his first main draw match. The Argentinean also enjoyed a successful run in Roland Garros, reaching the fourth round in his first Grand Slam main draw appearance.</p><p>Looking now at Londero’s campaign on this event, the No.7 seed needed just one hour beat his fellow Argentinean Facundo Arguello 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Swedish Open. Londero will next take on Hugo Dellien, who won their most recent encounter at the Brasil Open in February. Despite Hugo’s recent victory over this opponent, Londero leads 4-3 in their head-to-head and the slow conditions in Bastad should benefit him on this matchup. Adding to this, Londero won 13 of his last 15 matches when priced below even money, which makes him an interesting investment for this contest <a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 1.71 (71/100) with Pinnacle</a>.</p></div>
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